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STRAWBS – The Magic Of It All

October 4, 2023

Esoteric Antenna 2023 The last hurrah of English institution whose intrepid spirit should live on. It could be this ensemble’s last album anyway but, when the cancer-battling Dave Cousins called his colleagues to join him in Cape Town to work … Continue reading

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CÉDRIC THEYS – Colour Spectrum

October 2, 2023

Mad Ducks 2023 Silver lining everywhere: soaring to atmospheric heights, Texan musician locates beauty beyond the clouds. Constant experimentation is a perilous process – at least it has proved so for Cédric Theys: a regular shift of perspective has led … Continue reading

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September 28, 2023

TrancEnd 2023 North Carolinian neo-prog novices seek proper darkness to prosper in. This Asheville foursome see their debut album’s title, emerging from its opening word, as “a metaphor for being in the perfect environment for growth yet constrained by living … Continue reading

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PÓL BRENNAN – The Irish Revolution

September 26, 2023

Arc 2023 The gloom of discord over the Emerald Isle: esteemed clansman paints cinematic tapestries with subdued grandeur as befits the centennial of the Civil War’s end. In 2023, when Ireland celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the finale of the … Continue reading

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JEFF DAHL – All My Friends Are Crows

September 22, 2023

Career 2023 Erstwhile Rock N Roll Critic and an original American Punk and goes for corvine profile with a youthful fierceness. “We live to annoy,” barks Jeff Dahl on one of the songs here, and indeed, irritating others has been … Continue reading

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